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Title: Initia Amharica
Subtitle: An Introduction to Spoken Amharic. Part I. Grammar.
Written By: C. H. Armbruster
Series Title: LINCOM Gramatica 109

Amharic is the language most widely spoken and written in Abyssinia at the
present day. It is indigenous not only in Amhara, the district from which
the name is taken, but over the greater part of Central Abyssinia. As a
language of commerce it is heard beyond the limits of Abyssinia proper. Two
principal dialects are distinguished, that of Gojjam and that of Shoa (from
the introduction).

Contents: Phonetic alphabet, the Amharic characters, punctuation, doubling
consonants, crasis or contraction of adjacent vowels, substantive, the
Ethiopic accusative, pronouns, numerals, primitive and derived forms of the
verb, voice, mood, tense, contingent, jussive, paradigms of derived forms
of the verb, syntax, etc.

(Re-edition; originally published 1908 in Cambridge; written in English)

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Amharic
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862901494
Pages: 422
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